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HistoryMay 22, 2017

The History of Messages

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar, an Emirati from Abu Dhabi, holds a degree in Avionics Engineering, currently works in tourism. He hopes one day he would publish his novels and his poetry book. His column is an exploration with a message, about the origins of words, terms, phrases and the stories behind them.
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Reading Time: 4 minutesExploring the previous eras and ways of telecommunication untill they progressed to the current state. In these fast-paced days where people send billions of messages every day whizzing across the globe, we tend to omit from our heads the early beginnings of telecommunication that was used by our ancestors. What did people do when they

HistoryApril 19, 2017

Social Media – The New Colosseum

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah is a Media and Communication graduate from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Her fields of interest lay in the studies of humanities and through her articles she seeks to create a bridge between sociology and social media.
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Reading Time: 3 minutesToday we circulate graphic images and inhumane videos in hopes of awakening a part of the human mind that has yet to be desensitized. Between 70-80 A.D., ancient Rome has built an open-air venue famously known as the Colosseum for entertainment. You can hardly imagine the Colosseum without the association of brutal, vicious, and masculine

HistoryMarch 26, 2017

Serving It Soft. Soft Powers Vs Hard Power In Influencing Countries

Nasser AlFalasi (@nassakb)

Nasser AlFalasi (@nassakb)

Column: Just A Nassasary.
Nasser AlFalasi was born the year the cold war ended. For those who don’t know the year the cold war ended, Nasser’s columns in SAIL is exactly for that reason. Nasser’s undergrad was in Financial Services at the Higher Colleges of Technology. He then pursued his graduate studies at NYU, NYC concentrating in global affairs with a specialization in international relations and transnational security. His major interests include history and global affairs. Most of his columns will be in regards to those topics. By the way, if you haven’t already found out the year Nasser was born, its 1991.
Nasser AlFalasi (@nassakb)

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Reading Time: 4 minutesExplaining the importance of ‘soft power’ in adherence to ‘hard-power’ and their role in facing global challenges in

HistoryJanuary 3, 2017

History of the UAE’s Land and Its Connection to Present People

Dr. Mona Al Ali (instagram: @Monany, twitter: @monabinhussain)

Dr. Mona Al Ali (instagram: @Monany, twitter: @monabinhussain)

Dr. Mona Al Ali works as a museum expert and consultant. She worked as an assistant professor and the coordinator of the Art History and Museum Studies Program at the University of Sharjah.Prior to her academic career, she worked in the museum field for several years. Dr. Al Ali has a strong passion for museums, Islamic history and art. She has written few publications and has been giving talks related to the history of museums in UAE, impacts of social change in museum development, museum and identity, and strategies to attract visitors to museums.
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Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat are the old civilizations that lived on the UAE’s land, and are we connected to them like other countries are connected to their previous civilizations? In the past, many thousand years ago, people have documented parts of their lives such as their beliefs and significant events on walls and even on stones. Without access

Business and MoneyOctober 17, 2016

Ever Noticed The Heritage Sites On Our Banknotes?

Yaqoob AlShamsi (@yaqoobalshamsi)

Yaqoob AlShamsi (@yaqoobalshamsi)

Yaqoob is an Aerospace Engineer in Emirates Advanced Investments Group. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a BSc in Aerospace Engineering specializing in aeronautics and a BSc in Computational Mathematics specializing in physics. Also, he is currently completing his MSc in Information Security from Khalifa University and an MBA from Abu Dhabi University. Yaqoob is interested to write about science, technology, engineering, mathematics, art, culture, and community.
Yaqoob AlShamsi (@yaqoobalshamsi)

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat’s the importance of the heritage sites found on our banknotes and how important is it for our generation to integrate that knowledge in the educational system. The Jumeirah and Salem Al Mutawa Mosques or the Al Fahidi Fort are seen a few times a day on average, by any person who lives in the United

FeatureJanuary 26, 2016

In Memory of Mohammad Ali Zainal, The “King of Pearl”

Salman Karmostaji ( @S_Karmostaji)

Salman Karmostaji ( @S_Karmostaji)

Salman is currently pursuing his undergraduate studies at the AUS. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, he has always strived to succeed as an entrepreneur. He is currently working on launching his upcoming company, The Matjar. Salman’s column conveys his message in a clear and concise manner with the sole goal of bettering the world.
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Reading Time: 5 minutesThe author talks about a Saudi businessman and philanthropist named Mohammad Ali Zainal who made great contributions to the field of education in the Arabian Peninsula. In the past few decades, the Arabian Peninsula has gone through countless changes and developments in the field of education. Today, it hosts several world-class universities and schools that

HistoryJanuary 24, 2016

Feminism & Islam: Celebrating The Gentle Giants

Masarat Daud (@masarat)

Masarat Daud (@masarat)

Masarat Daud is many things. A cook, a girl’s education campaigner, a TED speaker, a TEDx curator, a writer, a politically-incorrect humourist, currently based in London and studying MA in Media.
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Reading Time: 6 minutesThe author explores how interrelated it is to be a feminist and a muslim at the same time,

HistoryJanuary 13, 2016

10 Important Events That Made 2015 News

Nasser AlFalasi (@nassakb)

Nasser AlFalasi (@nassakb)

Column: Just A Nassasary.
Nasser AlFalasi was born the year the cold war ended. For those who don’t know the year the cold war ended, Nasser’s columns in SAIL is exactly for that reason. Nasser’s undergrad was in Financial Services at the Higher Colleges of Technology. He then pursued his graduate studies at NYU, NYC concentrating in global affairs with a specialization in international relations and transnational security. His major interests include history and global affairs. Most of his columns will be in regards to those topics. By the way, if you haven’t already found out the year Nasser was born, its 1991.
Nasser AlFalasi (@nassakb)

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Reading Time: 7 minutesThe author looks back into 2015 and remembers all the events that made news, and how we can

HistoryDecember 1, 2015

We Didn’t Ride Camels To School

Anna Louise Roberts (@ImAnnaRoberts )

Anna Louise Roberts (@ImAnnaRoberts )

Anna Roberts, an International Radio and TV broadcaster, is the Founder and Managing Director of Nudge, a communications advisory based in Dubai. The Kiwi moved to the UAE in 1994 at the age of seven from New Zealand with her family. Anna lived and worked throughout America, The Caribbean and Europe before retuning to live in Dubai five years ago. You'll find Anna running along Jumeirah Corniche on Friday mornings and will never miss watching an All Blacks Rugby game.
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Reading Time: 5 minutesAnna Roberts talks about her experience as a New Zealander moving to Dubai early in her childhood during

HistoryNovember 25, 2015

The Responsibility To Lead

Nasser AlFalasi (@nassakb)

Nasser AlFalasi (@nassakb)

Column: Just A Nassasary.
Nasser AlFalasi was born the year the cold war ended. For those who don’t know the year the cold war ended, Nasser’s columns in SAIL is exactly for that reason. Nasser’s undergrad was in Financial Services at the Higher Colleges of Technology. He then pursued his graduate studies at NYU, NYC concentrating in global affairs with a specialization in international relations and transnational security. His major interests include history and global affairs. Most of his columns will be in regards to those topics. By the way, if you haven’t already found out the year Nasser was born, its 1991.
Nasser AlFalasi (@nassakb)

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Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat are the differences and significant changes that Omar ibn Abdul’Aziz, the 8th caliph of the Umayyad, made during his